The fan-favorite Warzone collaboration from Espinosa Premium Cigars and General Cigar Co. is now available in Espinosa’s signature 6? x 46 Rabito format—said to be the third and final installment in the series.
Warzone came as a surprise to cigar hobbyists in 2019, juxtaposing the boutique craftsmanship and hardcore fanbase of Espinosa with the massive tobacco library afforded by General Cigar Co. The concept was themed around the Ten Years’ War of 1868 to 1878, where Cuba fought for independence from Spain.
Erik Espinosa said, “Warzone has been a very successful collaboration, so it should come as no surprise that Justin Andrews and I wanted to end the trilogy on a high note, so to speak. And since Team Espinosa blended our first Cameroon-wrapped cigars with Justin under Warzone, we agreed that we would take Cameroon to another level with our final release. There was no question when we had the blend that embodied our vision…it was like the lights turned on for all of us…we instinctively knew it was right.”
In terms of collaboration, Warzone makes use of General’s famed Cameroon tobacco, boasting a five-year aged Cameroon wrapper. The binder and filler are from Espinosa, including a Honduran binder and fillers of Nicaragua and Colombia. Rolled at Espinosa’s La Zona factory in Estelí, the 2019 release included robusto and toro formats. These sizes were followed by a Churchill release in 2020, and is now coming to a close with the 2022 release.
The Warzone Rabito features a soft-press shape and a twisted cap. The cigars are packaged in boxes of 20, retailing for $9.19/cigar MSRP. There will be 1,500 boxes available for the final release, which are now shipping to retailers across the country.